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The SAE Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. These scholarships recognize the highest standards of the Fraternity’s values: Friendship, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, $86,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year.

Scholarship applicants must be enrolled as a student in the 2024-2025 Academic Year as scholarships are applied to the 2024-2025 Academic Year. For questions about the Scholarship Program, contact the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation at foundation@sae.net.

Frequently Asked Questions

To make a donation to the SAE Foundation Scholarship Program, please click here.

Further details about application requirements, required documentation, and deadlines are available on the application form.

  • Applicants must be a SAE member in good standing by February 28, 2024.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a student in the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Scholarships are applied to a winner’s college tuition in the 2024-2025 Academic Year
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Applicants must submit their own application and supporting materials including official transcript and two letters of recommendation no later than 11:59pm Central Standard Time on March 1, 2024.

You can access the Foundation scholarship application HERE.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time. Completed applications must include official transcript(s) and 2 letters of recommendation.

You can preview the entire application form prior to completing it. To do so, click the link to the application form. Then select “Preview Application,” which will show you the questions which will be asked on the application.

Two letters of recommendation are required to apply for a scholarship. Letters of recommendation must be recent letters, that were written within the past year and dated by March 1, 2023. Letters of recommendation must be submitted using the online scholarship portal. On the application form, you will provide your recommenders’ contact information. Your recommenders will receive an email with a link to complete the recommendation form. Letters of recommendation will only be accepted using this form. Please plan ahead and ask your recommenders early so that they have enough time to write and submit their letters prior to the application deadline.

Official transcripts are required to apply for a scholarship. Official electronic transcripts are accepted and preferred, and additional details on where to send them is available in the application. You have the opportunity to upload unofficial transcripts when you apply, however, you must also send your official transcript. Each college and university has its own process to request and send official transcripts electronically and by mail. Please plan ahead and request your official transcripts early so they are submitted prior to the application deadline.

You can view the status of your scholarship application on the scholarship portal. You will need to use the same email address you did when you created your account. If you submit your application prior to our receipt of your letters of recommendation or official transcripts, your application status will be marked as Pending. Once your application form, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts have been submitted, your application status will change to Complete. Please note that your application is not complete and will not be considered until your application, letters of recommendation, and official university transcript are received.

The Foundation Scholarship Commission reads all completed applications and supporting documents, and evaluates them based on the four values of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity: Friendship, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. Scholarship winners will be selected and notified in June 2024.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

Established in memory of Brother Ivan Allen Jr. (Georgia Tech ’33), this award was created by Atlanta-area Brothers. The award recognizes Brothers whose leadership in the Chapter and community demonstrates the spirit of Allen, a former Atlanta mayor.

  • Two scholarships for $1,000 (One $1,000 scholarship awarded to a national applicant, one $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Greater Atlanta Alumni Association to an applicant initiated into a Georgia chapter)

Established in memory of Brothers Fred J. Archibald (Cornell ’45) and his father, Fred I. Archibald (Nebraska 1914), this award recognizes Brothers who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their Chapter, school, and community.

  • Scholarships for $1,000

Established in memory of Brother Charles F. Collins (Boston 1912), this award recognizes Brothers who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service in the Fraternity, on-campus, and in their community.

  • Scholarships for $2,000 – $4,000

Established in memory of past ESA Richard Generelly (George Washington ’47), this award recognizes Brothers who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their Chapter, school, and community.

  • Scholarships for $1,000 – $3,000

Established in memory of past Eminent Supreme Archon Walter B. Jones (Auburn 1910) and Philip J. Laurence (Minnesota 1915), this recognizes outstanding academic achievement. A GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 or higher is required

  • Scholarships for $1,000-$3,000

Established in memory of past ESA Joseph Mancini (Cincinnati ’35), this award recognizes Brothers who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their Chapter, school, and community.

  • Scholarships for $1,000 – $3,000

Past Honorary Eminent Supreme Archon and former Foundation Trustee Warren Paul “Pos” Poslusny (Kettering ’69) established this award to recognize Brothers who demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to the highest ideals expressed in “The True Gentleman” including exceptional personal integrity in leadership, philanthropic service, and scholastic achievement.

  • Scholarships for $4,000

Established in 2021 and funded by the Charles Collins Award, this award recognizes Brothers who demonstrate overall excellence living the values of the Fraternity: Friendship, Scholarship, Leadership,
and Service.

  • One scholarship for $5,000

Funded by Foundation Trustees, this award recognizes Brothers who demonstrate quality involvement in campus and Chapter leadership positions.

  • One scholarship for $2,000

SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Established in 2021, the California Sigma House Corporation created this scholarship to recognize California Sigma alumni and their children and descendants who demonstrate excellence living the values of the Fraternity: Friendship, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service

  • Number of scholarships and amount vary based on the number and quality of applicants

Past Eminent Supreme Archon Bradley M. Cohen (Arizona ’85) established this award to recognize Brothers who demonstrate extraordinary courage in overcoming a major personal or organization obstacle.

  • One scholarship for $1,000

Established in recognition of Brother Frank C. Ginocchio’s (Northwestern ’66) leadership while serving on SAE staff and Brother Thomas W. Devine’s (Minnesota ’74) volunteer efforts, this scholarship recognizes Brothers who demonstrate a positive influence in the field of risk management

  • Scholarships for $3,000

Established in memory of Brother W. Emil Forman (Pennsylvania ’29), this award recognizes Brothers who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to their community and fellow man as demonstrated by community service work.

  • Scholarships for $3,000 – $4,000

Past Eminent Supreme Recorder Bob Hamrdla (Stanford ’60) established this award to recognize outstanding academic achievement in 19th and 20th century history.

  • One scholarship for $2,000

Established in memory of Brother Dr. Charles A. Preuss (Idaho 1924), this award recognizes Brothers pursuing a career in medicine who demonstrate service to their community and fellow man.

  • One scholarship for $4,000

Established in memory of Brother Gordon L. Rockwell (Michigan Gamma ’66), this award recognizes academic achievement in the field of business or science.

  • One scholarship for $1,000